Mason Family Events

Mason Family Events

Visiting Campus


We are pleased to offer an in-person Family Weekend, and we do so as we navigate the continued impact of COVID-19 and our ability to safely host large events. Family Weekend participants must comply with all COVID-19 related instructions, guidelines, requirements, and signage, including physical distancinghand hygiene, and cough/sneeze etiquette. Refrain from participating if you have experienced possible COVID-19 symptoms within 10 days of Family Weekend, or if you are not fully vaccinated and have reason to believe you have been exposed to someone with COVID-19 during the last 14 days. Please contact New Student and Family Programs at (703) 993-2475 if you test positive for COVID-19 within 48 hours after attending Family Weekend.

All campus visitors are expected to follow the University’s public health and safety precautions and guidelines, as outlined on our Safe Return to Campus website at arriving to campus, you should complete your status check with the Mason COVID Health✓™. COVID-19 conditions and associated protocols can change rapidly in this unprecedented time and are subject to change as necessary.

Anyone attending Family Weekend agrees to follow the COVID-19 regulations set forth by New Student and Family Programs, George Mason University, and the local jurisdiction. Failure to comply with these guidelines will result in denial of entry or removal from Family Weekend. By attending Family Weekend and any event provided during the weekend, you are assuming known risks posed by COVID-19; George Mason University is not responsible for any health issues that may result from participation. We understand that some individuals may not feel comfortable with the guidelines we have in place—in which case we encourage you to visit campus on another weekend. Families are welcome to visit their student(s) at any time.


To download a campus map for the Fairfax campus, click an option below: 

Fairfax Campus Map – Color (11 x 17) – PDF (updated March 2021)
Fairfax Campus Accessibility Map (11 x 17) – PDF (updated August 2019)
Fairfax Campus Parking Map (11 x 17) – PDF (updated July 2019) 

There are multiple ways to get to the Fairfax Campus. For directions and entrance locations, visit 


  • Lot K and the general permit (levels 1 and 2) of the Rappahannock Parking Deck (but not the paid visitor area) is available to park in throughout the weekend. We will have staff and signage on site to direct you. A parking pass is required and will be emailed to the email address provided on your Family Weekend registration. You must print out the parking pass and display it on your vehicle’s front dashboard. You also have the option to park in the other parking decks on campus at your own expense. 
  • GMU is growing and construction is happening in and around our Fairfax campus. Keep up with the latest traffic news by following @MasonParking on Twitter or visiting 


We are proud to offer discounted hotel rates and hotel blocks for Family Weekend at the below Marriott hotels. For more information and to book your stay, click the logos below. Use the corporate code “G57” for special Mason rates for Marriott Hotels & Resorts only.



Click the above logos to book your stay.